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The Cellars Alehouse (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - ProhibitionExceptional1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Excellent1
Crate - Golden AleExcellent1
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Excellent1
Bedlam - India Pale AleExcellent1
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk StoutExcellent1
Rockin Robin - RPAExcellent1
Brighton Bier - Dealer's Choice IPAExcellent1
Oakham - InfernoExcellent1
Tiny Rebel - Dirty Stop OutExcellent1
Burning Sky - PorterExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Good1
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Good1
Hopdaemon - Golden BraidGood1
Sunny Republic - Christmas AngelPoor1
Kent - Altered StatesNot Tried0
Atom - Dark MatterNot Tried0
Cloudwater - Brown AleNot Tried0
Lincoln Green - Hood Best BitterNot Tried0
Kent - Sacred GroundsNot Tried0
Vale - GravitasNot Tried0
Kent - Beyond the PaleNot Tried0
Mordue - Northumbrian BlondeNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Cellars Alehouse, Maidstone, Kent
Picture 2. The Cellars Alehouse, Maidstone, Kent

Visits Details

24 Aug 2016 (ChrisE)
I almost turned round and left because there was a big sign in the door saying Closed, but fortunately they had just forgotten to turn it round when they opened. Sandwiches are good value at £2.50 so I had a BLT to accompany my pint. Camra discount on ales here, they also accept Wetherspoon vouchers.
Rockin Robin - RPA3.90Excellent
Lincoln Green - Hood Best Bitter4.20Not Tried
Kent - Sacred Grounds5.10Not Tried
20 Feb 2016 (Tobes)
Like the place in general good ale and seems to have settled in acquiring a solid stream of regulars along with a turn over of ale enthusiasts. I still find the location to be to its detriment if you are drinking in Maidstone you pretty much have to go out of your way to get here.
Crate - Golden Ale3.80Excellent
Bedlam - India Pale Ale4.80Excellent
Atom - Dark Matter4.50Not Tried
Cloudwater - Brown Ale4.80Not Tried
03 Jan 2016 (Dosser)
First visit. Fine selection of quality ales.
Kent - Prohibition4.80ExceptionalOutstanding pint
Tiny Rebel - Dirty Stop Out5.00ExcellentTop stout
28 Dec 2015 (thebrewingman)
First ones in at lunchtime so we had plenty of opportunity to chat about beers (and cider). A few more drifted in later.
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80ExcellentTasted far better than several I have had recently. Is it because it is well kept?
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk Stout4.50ExcellentIn excellent condition.
Brighton Bier - Dealer's Choice IPA4.50ExcellentA very hoppy beer. Nice.
19 Dec 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening on 2nd day of opening. Very busy indeed with quite a few self-confessed ale and cider virgins. There will be arguments about if a Micropub can have such a large floor space. Very friendly and enthusiastic owners working flat out tonight. One criticism: needs some soft furnishings and / or sound absorbers on the walls as I found the noise of raised human voices painfully ear shattering at times.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40ExcellentIn superb nick
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70Good
Vale - Gravitas4.80Not TriedRan out
Kent - Beyond the Pale5.40Not TriedReplaced the Gravitas
Mordue - Northumbrian Blonde4.00Not Tried
Burning Sky - Porter4.80Not Tried
18 Dec 2015 (Tobes)
3rd person served on opening day! Early impressions......not very homely few benches & tables in a vast area (for a micro) and thats about it. was hoping to see the walls adorned with local breweriana but is was not to be. beer was OK think it will take a while to get on my normal beer route.
Oakham - Inferno4.00Excellent
Burning Sky - Porter4.80ExcellentReplaced Christmas Angel.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Good
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)4.70Good
Sunny Republic - Christmas Angel4.00PoorTaken off due to complaints, I just about managed a half.
Kent - Altered States4.70Not Tried

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About The Cellars Alehouse

The pub sign. The Cellars Alehouse, Maidstone, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Maidstone, Kent, ME16 0DZ.

A new family run alehouse (set up to follow the style of a Micropub) which opened on Friday 18th December 2015 in the cellars of the old Style & Winch Brewery in Buckland Road. Entrance is down steps from the old brewery yard and the pub occupies a large stone floored, low-arched ceilinged cellar. Seating is on benches with high wooden tables. The bar counter is in the far corner and behind it is a glazed door leading to a temperature controlled cellar room where cask ales and ciders / perries are served on gravity dispense. Changed hands in May 2019.

We have visited this pub 16 times, seen 61 different beers and tried 30 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME16 0DZ